2 arrested in connection to shots fired investigation that put Cape Girardeau school on lockdown
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people were arrested in connection to a shots fired investigation that put a Cape Girardeau school on lockdown.
A warrant was issued by the Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor’s Office for 24-year-old Champagne L. Bowen-Davis and 20-year-old Jennifer Paris Landi Bowen-Davis, both of Cape Girardeau, on two counts each of felony domestic assault first degree and two counts each of felony armed criminal action.
Both have $100,000 cash-only bonds.
According to Cape Girardeau police, they responded to the 1800 block Dunklin on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:50 a.m. for multiple reports of shots fired in the area.
Sgt. Joey Hann with the Cape Girardeau Police Department said the officers were already in the area when the call came in.
He said officers found 9mm shell casings on the ground.
According to St. Vincent de Paul Parish School, they were only on lockdown for about two hours on Wednesday morning, February 5.
Police say they learned a local family who was traveling in their vehicle on Dunklin Street was the intended target.
Officers got suspect descriptions and a description of the suspect vehicle.
According to police, they learned the family members were targeted as a result of an ongoing family dispute. Officers found and arrested the two suspects.
Currently, they say the women are being held at the Cape Girardeau Police Department on the warrants.
“Our officers did a fantastic job in response,” Sgt. Joey Hann said, "...7:50 a.m. was the first call. Our officers were already on patrol in the area and response time was very quick. Our Officers also did a fantastic job of immediately canvassing the area, informing the residents and locating evidence.”
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact the police department.
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